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A glimpse back at simpler times, when everything could be solved with huge sirens in every city – “..a Chrysler Air Raid Siren, the most powerful siren in the world. It’s the size of a car, measuring near 12-feet in length and standing more than 6-feet tall. It also weighs twice as much as today’s typical car. This gigantic siren is powered by an 180-HP Chrysler Industrial V-8 HEMI gasoline engine. The super-duty engine directly drives a three-stage compressor that blows 2,610 cubic feet of air a minute, at nearly 7 PSI, into a giant siren rotor.” The ads about in it in the old magazines are wonderful – [via] Link & old advertising section here.

And on that note, check out Tom Danley’s Ultimate Boom box.

12 thoughts on “Biggest.Siren.Ever

  1. DGary says:

    “Ready to warn Americans at a moments notice”

    From where, London?

    I wonder where they built and tested this monster, I imagine everyone for miles around was deaf afterwards.

  2. airship says:

    The links are gone. Siren must have blasted them away. :)

  3. balloo says:

    That would be a fun exhuast system hack . . . the Dodge Ram Mobile siren!

  4. Spooger says:

    I saw an interview with drag racing legend “Big Daddy” Don Garlits a few years ago- he had one of these in his collection in Florida . They tried it out on camera!

  5. cheesy says:

    Too. Many. Periods.

  6. cheesy says:

    Also, 7PSI doesn’t seem like very much…is that correct?

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